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Financial Resilience

The ability to build financial resilience has never been more important.

Resilience is the ability to cope with difficult or challenging life experiences. It is the ability to bounce back from adversity and to thrive in the face of challenges. This "academy" provides the knowledge and skills required to build resiliency and lead yourself through life transitions.

Who should enroll?

This academy is specifically designed to accommodate Black veterans, servicemembers, and family members.

How is the academy delivered?

  • The academy is cohort-based with each cohort meeting on the 2nd Saturday of each month for 1.5 hours from 10:30 am - 12pm EST.  

  • The academy includes 1.5 contact hours of virtual group discussion, interactive activities, and role-play.

  • Sessions ensure a thorough understanding of applicable factual (what), conceptual (why), and procedural (how) knowledge.

  • Sessions leverage your unique challenges and perspectives.

What will you learn to?

  • How to deal with financial setbacks: Life happens, and sometimes people experience financial setbacks, such as job loss or medical bills. This academy will teach you how to cope with these setbacks and how to get back on track financially.

  • Personal finance basics: This includes topics such as budgeting, saving, debt management, and investing.

  • How to make financial decisions: This includes topics such as how to set financial goals, how to compare different financial products, and how to avoid common financial pitfalls.

  • How to save for retirement: Retirement planning is important for everyone, but it's especially important for people who want to be financially secure in their later years.

What is your total investment?

  • The academy requires 1.5 hours of your time.

  • The tuition is free .99 per learner.


Identify Your Energy Block

Energy Blocks can disrupt and damage the way we show up in life and work.  A block can be anything that restricts you, whether it is something external (money, time, or natural disasters) or internal (beliefs and attitudes that you have about the world around you).  Since the external often reflects the internal, it’s really those internal blocks that are the ones holding us back, 95 percent of the time.

So, what do these blocks look like?

Discussion Topics:

  • Mental blocks

  • Emotional blocks

  • Spiritual blocks

  • Social blocks

  • Universal blocks

  • Physical blocks

  • Financial blocks

Analyze Your Energy Level

Left unchecked, our Energy Blocks can keep us stuck in a catabolic state, unable to foster any positive energy or forward progress. Being in a catabolic state can sabotage our efforts to create a positive outcome for life events, such as transitioning out of the military. Instead of taking positive action, we spin our wheels, needlessly pontificate, and frustrate ourselves.

In an anabolic state, we are in “solution mode”. Instead of working from crisis mode, where we emotionally detach and focus on problems with feelings of fear, despair, or loss of control, we utilize emotional intelligence constructively to see opportunities both in front of us and in the future. When we inevitably encounter setbacks, we become intentional, considering different perspectives, possibilities, and what we can learn and do, instead of adopting a victim mentality.

Anabolic leaders have the ability to motivate not only themselves but other people, inspiring them to do extraordinary things.

So the question is: How do we raise ourselves from a catabolic state to an anabolic state? The first step is to become aware of the energy level we currently resonate at.

Discussion Topics:

  • Victim - Level 1 

  • Instigator - Level 2 

  • Cooperator - Level 3 

  • Tender Lover - Level 4 

  • Opportunist - Level 5 

  • Regulator - Level 6 

  • Your Best Self - Level 7 

Make a Command Decision

Sometimes, we are resonating at a lower average Energy Level than we would like to be. It’s likely that we are experiencing the negative effects of being at a catabolic energy level - a trademark of Energy Levels 1 (The Victim) and Level 2 (The Instigator). Or, we are in an anabolic state (Energy Levels 3-7) but want to raise our average level to achieve more success in our life.

Now that we know what Energy Level we are at and are familiar with the Energy Blocks that might be hindering our progress, we have the choice to start resonating at a higher level. To do this, we must take action. This action takes the form of a Command Decision.


Discussion Topics:

  • Personal Support Decisions

    • Upward Appeal

    • Pressure

    • Legitimize

    • Inspirational Appeal

    • Friendliness

    • Teamwork

    • Exchange

    • Reasoning

  • Practical Support Decisions

    • Uplift Self-Leadership Academy

    • Physical Fitness and Nutrition

    • Legal Assistance

    • Insurance Protection

    • Financial Planning

    • Tax Planning

    • Entrepreneurship and Employment Opportunities

    • Referral Networking

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